Hendry County Road Watch report for the week of June 17

HENDRY COUNTY US 27 from the Palm Beach County line to San Diego Street: Maintenance permit project: Crews will be repairing driveways near the roadway from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near and on the roadway. US 27 at CR 720: Maintenance permit […]

Training program is in the works

Hendry County Commissioner Michael Swindle has a day job in education that’s made him a key player as the county has pressed forward with neighboring Glades in trying to get more adult job training set up at the Glades County Regional Training Facility (GCRTF). He’s employed by the Hendry school district as its director of […]

FDOT RoadWatch Advisory for SR 80 Indian Hills Drive in Hendry County

HENDRY COUNTY SR 80 from Dalton Lane to CR 833: Construction project: Crews will widen approximately 11 miles of roadway from two to four lanes and add new turning lanes. Additional work includes repaving the current lanes of SR 80 and constructing ten new bridges. Three of the bridges will require full demolition and removal of […]

Hendry County candidates’ filing deadline is Friday

Anyone who wants to run for a Clewiston City Commission seat, county or special district elective office in Hendry County has until noon Friday to complete the paperwork and submit their filing fee to Elections Supervisor Brenda Hoots’ office. The main local seats up for election in Hendry are the county property appraiser’s office, which […]

Florida B. Thomas Library receives thank-you letter

CLEWISTON — Jalyssa Wilson hand-delivered a thank-you letter to the Florida B. Thomas Library, thanking them for the May 19 field trip to Fort Lauderdale to visit the African-American Museum and Dave & Busters.

Hendry County 4-H/Tropicana Speech competition held

LABELLE — The 31st annual 4-H/Tropicana Speech Contest took place at the LaBelle High School Auditorium on May 24. There were 21 fourth- and fifth-grade speakers and eight sixth-grade speakers. In the fourth and fifth grade division: First place was awarded to Mackenzie Wills from Upthegrove Elementary School with her speech titled “I Get Knocked […]

Hendry County road watch report for week of June 10

HENDRY COUNTY US 27 from the Palm Beach County line to San Diego Street: Maintenance permit project: Crews will be repairing driveways near the roadway from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near and on the roadway. US 27 at CR 720: Maintenance permit […]

Deadline for free disaster legal services hotline

More than 2,000 Floridians have received advice and referrals on Hurricane Irma legal issues ORLANDO — Hurricane Irma survivors who need legal assistance but cannot afford an attorney have one more week to contact a toll-free hotline and request help. Floridians affected by Hurricane Irma should call 866-550-2929 before June 15 to receive a referral […]

Hendry board OKs land code changes for Airglades

The Hendry County Board has approved proposed changes in an amendment to the county Code of Ordinances’ sections on airports, zoning districts and dimensional and density regulations, which will limit residential and incompatible land uses in the vicinity of Airglades Airport. Commissioners conducted their second and final public hearing on the amendment Tuesday, May 22. […]

Mosquito spraying begins in Hendry

Hendry County officials posted information on the county’s Facebook page this week announcing that its mosquito control contractor, Clarke, will commence ground spraying for adult mosquitoes this week utilizing trucks in the areas of Hendry County that are assessed for the Hendry County Mosquito Control Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU). This truck spraying will continue […]